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Balgreggan Quarry

Coin Hoard (Roman)

Site Name Balgreggan Quarry

Classification Coin Hoard (Roman)

Canmore ID 60607

Site Number NX05SE 7

NGR NX 090 506

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Stoneykirk
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX05SE 7 090 506.

A Roman coin hoard was found on 29th October 1913 on a native site at Balgreggan quarry (NX 090 506) in a small earthenware jug about 3 1/2" high. There were 125 brass coins ranging from Constantine I to Decentines. This hoard was apparently concealed about 354 AD. The jug and 119 of the coins were presented to the NMAS and a bronze centenionalis of Magnentines from this hoard was given to Stranraer Museum in 1965. (May 1965/15)

G Macdonald 1914; J Davidson 1949; DES 1965

Balcreggan Quarry no longer in use. No evidence of any native site. No further information.

Visited by OS (RD) 1 September 1970

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